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Arianrhod by GENZOMAN Arianrhod by GENZOMAN
Hi guys! I love Irish culture and Irish/celtic myths :) this is a very old work, arround 2006 or 2007. Letīs check the myth of Arianrhod, the Moon goddess, also know as the Goddess of the Silver Wheel or the Silver Net. (castellanizado como Red de Plata ;) )

PSCS/Grapphire 3/6 hours/Music: Oxygene 1 - Jean michel Jarre (if you can, please listen this song, inspired me a lot for this pic :)
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Arianrhod (ah-ree-AHN-rhohd), Arian meaning 'silver', and Rhod meaning 'wheel' or 'disc'. Celtic Moon-Mother Goddess. Called the Silver Wheel that Descends into the Sea. Daughter of the Mother Goddess Don and her consort Beli. She is ruler of Caer Sidi, a magical realm in the north. She was worshiped as priestess of the moon. The benevolent silver sky-lady came down from her pale white chariot in the heavens to watch more closely over the tides she ruled. Her Festival is on 2nd December, she is also honoured at the Full Moon.

In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English, Arianrhod Aranrhod - Arianrod.

A star and moon Goddess, Arianrhod was also called the Silver Wheel because the dead were carried on her Oar Wheel to Emania (the Moon- land or land of death), which belonged to her as a deity of reincarnation and karma. Her consort Nwyvre 'Sky, Space, Firmament' has survived in name only. Caer Arianrhod is the circumpolar stars, to which souls withdraw between incarnations, thus she is identified as a Goddess of reincarnation. The Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess in Wales, her palace was Caer Arianrhod (Aurora Borealis), or the secret center of each initiate's spiritual being.

The moon is the archetypal female symbol, representing the Mother Goddess connecting womb, death, rebirth, creation. (Albion, the old name of Britain, meant 'White Moon'). The Celts "know well the way of seas and stars", and counted time not by days, but by nights, and made their calendars, such as the famous Coligny Calendar, not by the sun, but by the moon. Ancient astrologers took their observations from the position of the moon and its progress in relation to the stars - the starry wheel of Arianrhod.

In Celtic Myth the Goddess has three major aspects: the maiden, the mother and the crone. These three represent the three stages in life of a woman. Blodeuwedd is the flower maiden, Arianrhod represents the mother and The Morrigu at last is the crone. These three aspects of the Celtic goddess may have different names in different regions and regional legends. For example, Morrigan also takes the mother role at times
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TakimiRyumi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Came across this and if anyone else has read Wheel of Time, they'll make a connection.

Tel'aran'rihod.

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tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Blodeuwedd (Flower-Face) was just a adulterous women who was made by her husband's sorcerorous Uncle and was punished by being turned into an Owl cursed to be shunned by the other birds
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tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Or at least that's the most I've seen on her. Sorry if this sounded pushy
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L-Elfe-des-volcans Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the celtic mythology too, she's great !
wikiattack ^^
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kristikeivi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
this is just stunning. Your art is marvelous, I :love: it.
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Magic666z Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Cool
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IreneUbik Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOVE!
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Oh, and I should also pay them a visit. If there is one time of the year when I want to listen to their stuff, it's Saint Patrick's Day. Of course, they also worship the Greco-Roman gods, so what do I know. All I know is that "Hellboy 2" sucked and "Percy Jackson" sucked, too.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
So, this is the goddess that they pray to.

Interesting....
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MichaelGabrielPogi71 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I've never heard of this character but you really rocks you create amazing and stunning Characters
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